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OPNsense Pros

Ralf Wenzel - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at infotek-software GmbH
The IDS and IPS features are valuable. From the usability perspective, there is a lot of good documentation. As IT professionals, we found it very easy to configure the firewall. It was easy to configure and use.
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HP
Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies
The most valuable features are reporting, the Sensei plugin, and firewall capabilities.
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CA
Owner and business consultant at networks srl
The VPN server feature is the most valuable. It is integrated with Radius and AAA for doing accounting and authentication. Insight view is also an important feature for me at this time. It allows me to assess our network traffic. I also like the firewall feature. The BSD kernel has a packet filter. It is one of the most solid frameworks for firewalls. Its user interface is one of the best interfaces I have used.
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Buyer's Guide
OPNsense
September 2022
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FF
Cloud and Infrastrcture manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
OPNsense is easy to scale when running on the hardware.
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ST
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
The initial implementation process is simple.
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it_user1140060 - PeerSpot reviewer
Machine designer at La Poste
It has an open license. It works very well, and there is an update every month.
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JL
Director at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
We have found pretty much all the features of the solution to be valuable.
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Simon Hoarebury - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at KBR
OPNsense could improve by making the configuration more web-based rather than shell or command-line-based.
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Amirsaeed Iloukhani - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Consultant at Bank Meli Exchange
OPNsense is highly stable.
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Neil Wurzel - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solution Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
I have found the solution has some great features overall, such as guest access capabilities, dashboards, and ease of use. There is plenty of documentation and support and it has the plugins that I needed.
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OPNsense Cons

Ralf Wenzel - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at infotek-software GmbH
We did not like the fact that you have to configure everything with the graphic user interface. We have used other firewalls, such as FortiGate, that you can configure via code. OPNsense is not easy to integrate. When you are deploying via GitHub or another source repository, this is not possible. That's one thing we didn't like much.
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HP
Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies
I would like to see better SD-WAN performance.
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CA
Owner and business consultant at networks srl
The only thing that I would like to see improved is the Insight or the NetFlow analysis part. It would be good to have the possibility to dig down on the Insight platform. Right now, we can easily do only a few analyses. If this page becomes more powerful, it surely will be a well-adopted platform.
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Buyer's Guide
OPNsense
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about OPNsense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
FF
Cloud and Infrastrcture manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The interface needs to be simplified. It is not user-friendly.
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ST
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
While they do have paid options that actually gives better features, for most of the clients, if they tend to take a paid option will instead opt for Fortinet.
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it_user1140060 - PeerSpot reviewer
Machine designer at La Poste
Its interface should be a little bit better.
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JL
Director at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
The solution could be more secure.
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Simon Hoarebury - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at KBR
OPNsense could improve by making the configuration more web-based rather than shell or command-line-based.
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Amirsaeed Iloukhani - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Consultant at Bank Meli Exchange
The support for OPNsense is good because we have documents available on the internet. The support could improve a little.
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Neil Wurzel - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solution Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The logging could improve in OPNsense.
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Buyer's Guide
OPNsense
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about OPNsense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.